Special Report

The Countries Without a Military, and Who Defends Them

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28. San Marino
> Population: 34,892 (#214 largest out of 237)
> Region: Europe
> Security forces: Military Corps (National Guard): Guard of the Rock (or Fortress Guard), Uniformed Militia, Guard of the Great and General Council, Corps of the Gendarmerie; Ministry of Internal Affairs: Civil Police Corps

CIA additional info: “Defense is the responsibility of Italy. The captains regent oversee the Gendarmerie and National Guard when they are performing duties related to public order and security; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs exercises control over such administrative function”

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27. Liechtenstein
> Population: 39,993 (#212 largest out of 237)
> Region: Europe
> Security forces: National Police

CIA additional info: “The National Police is responsible for all matters relating to the safety and security of Liechtenstein.”

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26. Sint Maarten
> Population: 45,677 (#210 largest out of 237)
> Region: Central America and the Caribbean
> Security forces: Saint Martin Police Force (Korps Politie Sint Marteen)

CIA additional info: “Defense is the responsibility of France”

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25. Faroe Islands
> Population: 52,600 (#208 largest out of 237)
> Region: Europe
> Security forces: Faroe Islands Police

CIA additional info: “dk/en/faroe-islands-police”

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24. Greenland
> Population: 57,777 (#206 largest out of 237)
> Region: North America
> Security forces: Greenland Police

CIA additional info: “The Danish military’s Joint Arctic Command in Nuuk is responsible for coordinating Denmark’s defense of Greenland.”

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